Except this year, tons of major cities in Texas canceled their usual fireworks show due to the serious drought we’re suffering. Our town of 26,000 said, “No way, we’re having us some big ‘splosions in the sky!” So we got to enjoy a 20-minute celebratory show of booming lights-in-the-night with our tiny community. This is the first time I’ve ever really felt proud to live where I do. Seeing our daring little city hold its head high and entertain the masses put a big smile on my face.
Before the fireworks though, we ate. Then we ate some more. I’m not usually a gluttonous person (okay I do love food and am constantly snacking), but on the 4th I gorged myself on some tasty burgers, chips n’ salsa, and some awesome squash casserole.
Though it’s not the most aesthetically pleasing of the foodstuffs, it’s definitely one of the tastiest and is a great comfort food. You can serve this year round and it makes excellent leftovers!